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Cowboys Unlikely To Sign Or Trade For A QB To Fill In For Tony Romo, Will Start Brandon Weeden

ESPN’s Adam Schefter mentioned that the idea of the Dallas Cowboys either signing or trading for a quarterback to replace Tony Romo, who is expected to miss 8-10 weeks with a broken collarbone, are not “viable alternatives” for the team.

Schefter mentions that the whole reason the Cowboys have Brandon Weeden in place as Romo’s backup is for situations like this, and is going to be team’s starting quarterback moving forward.

The Cowboys also have former Lions QB Kellen Moore on their practice squad, who could be elevated to the active roster when/if the Cowboys place Romo on short-term injured reserve.

This means that the Cowboys options in regards to adding another quarterback would either be to replace Moore on their practice squad, or bring in a more experience backup to Weeden, according to Schefter.

There was some speculation online following the injury to Romo that Dallas could call the Redskins about Robert Griffin III’s availability, but Schefter completely dismisses the idea.

In relief of Romo, Brandon Weeden completed 7-of-7 passes for 73 yards and a touchdown while sealing the team’s win over the Eagles.